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Momma-P
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  • Nashville, TN
  • United States

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  • Southern Mom⚓️
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lemonelephant left a comment for Momma-P
"Since you have a Sailor, you can change "At Boot Camp now" above to “Enlisted.” You can also update your "A little about me:" section to indicate that you have two Sailors. If you get an error message, then look at…"
Jun 3
Momma-P commented on Melissa Greenfield's group 'MAA Moms'
"This is true, kevmom. My son will be in holding for a bit waiting to class up. Best of luck to your son in the coming weeks"
Jun 3
Momma-P commented on Melissa Greenfield's group 'MAA Moms'
"My son is on his way to San Antonio now, was a short day with him yesterday but ready for this next step in his training."
Jun 3
Momma-P commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR June 2, 2017 TG 30 - 11 Divisions (167-176 & 930) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Southern mom we are staying at candlewood, simply because they have the suites with the divided rooms and my sons fiencé and his best friend will be with us. That type room worked great when my oldest son graduated boot came. Still no letter…"
Apr 28
Momma-P commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR June 2, 2017 TG 30 - 11 Divisions (167-176 & 930) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Here's to stalking the mail man!!!! Maybe today is the day we get a letter. Southernmom I also have hotel booked and plane tickets ready..... so ready to go and see my boy. Waiting on letters is tough but not as tough as waiting on the call…"
Apr 27
Momma-P commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR June 2, 2017 TG 30 - 11 Divisions (167-176 & 930) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Stir waiting for a letter here"
Apr 26
Momma-P commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR June 2, 2017 TG 30 - 11 Divisions (167-176 & 930) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Yay for the calls!!! My son called his fiencė and she called me as soon as she got off the phone. Said he sounds real good and is doing good. So nice knowing he is ok and taking care of business. Call from 930"
Apr 23
Momma-P commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR June 2, 2017 TG 30'
"Southern mom my son is ship 2 div 930 also and no letter or call here either. :("
Apr 23
Momma-P commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR June 2, 2017 TG 30'
"Awe one of my best friends, who I meet on here 6 years ago when our sons where I. Boot camp together. is from Southern California. I am from Tennessee where we are currently getting rain that doesn't want to stop lol. Stilll waiting for a…"
Apr 22
Momma-P commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR June 2, 2017 TG 30'
"Good Friday morning everyone!!!! Maybe today, maybe today either myself or my sons faienće will get a letter.... so ready to hear from him. So what state is everyone from? Please do not give your town name just state."
Apr 21
Momma-P commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR June 2, 2017 TG 30'
"Southern mom there are a couple of us with kids in ship 2 div 930. Myself, jahappy3, plmont0429. That I know of."
Apr 19
lemonelephant left a comment for Momma-P
"You are very welcome."
Apr 18
Momma-P commented on Melissa Greenfield's group 'MAA Moms'
"Hi I have one son currently over seas and one in boot camp. 1st son has been in 6 years as a MA and second son following in his footsteps and went in under MA."
Apr 18

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A little about me:
Mom of 5 kids. We have 1 sailor and 1 sailor recruit.
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it, had concerns or fears

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At 10:22pm on June 3, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Since you have a Sailor, you can change "At Boot Camp now" above to “Enlisted.”

You can also update your "A little about me:" section to indicate that you have two Sailors.

If you get an error message, then look at the area/s in the error message and unclick all of the choices in the area/s and make choices closer to the question/s. Some choices may have changed since you joined.

Penny, be sure to make the other changes that I sent previously in a PM. (PM's are in the Inbox in the upper left.)

At 11:18pm on April 18, 2017, lemonelephant said…

You are very welcome.

At 3:43pm on April 18, 2017, lemonelephant said…

BTW, there are "Sailors" and there are "Recruits", but there is no such thing as a "Sailor Recruit." SR stands for "Seaman Recruit" and is what all recruits are considered while in BC regardless of what they will be after BC. See the Page, What does ??? mean? (A Guide to Navy Abbreviations and Terminology), to help you with many of the new terms you will come across.

At 3:40pm on April 18, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Master at Arms is a rating very dear to my heart since my Sailor was an MA. Join San Antonio MA's; the discussion, Break down week by week, will let you know what happens at NTTC Lackland (San Antonio). You will also want to join MAA Moms. Other groups to check out are New MAA Mom's (it has not been very active) and Security Sailors (it is not very active and includes loved ones of Sailors from other ratings as well).

The Rating Information Card for MA can be found at https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/enlisted/rating_info_cards/ma.pdf (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.); it indicates 9 weeks, but "A" School is 7 weeks after classing up.

Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) to help you know how to plan your weekend.

At 2:18am on April 18, 2017, lemonelephant said…

I sent changes in a PM.

At 10:50pm on March 22, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info.

What is your future Sialor’s rating (job/occupational specialty) or field going to be? There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.

Take care and blessings to you and yours.

 
 
 

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